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Google’s Picasa Hacked Via Security Hole

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Google’s Picasa Hacked Via Security Hole

Google’s Picasa Hacked Via Security Hole

Google’s Picasa was allegedgly hacked into over the weekend. Zone-H reports that Picasa was victim to a security hole in its forum. Picasa is a software for managing photos, the company has been acquired by Google earlier this year.

The server hosting the Picasa web site isn’t part of the Google network, Brazilian defacer Xfaulz compromised it by exploiting the highlight parameter processing vulnerability in phpbb2 (some exploits allowing remote command execution are publicly available), the forums of Picasa are available at http://forums.picasa.com . According to our database, this defacement remains the only digital attack against Google Inc.

Picasa was founded in October 2001. In May 2004, Picasa announced a technology partnership with Google’s Blogger service to make publishing digital photos with Blogger faster and easier. The screenshot of the defacement is available here: http://www.zone-h.org/en/defacements/mirror/id=1775926/

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